The Bible Honors A Soldier

In Luke 4:27 Jesus spoke of Naaman, a Syrian soldier mentioned in the Old Testament. The Bible said in 2 Kings 5:1 that Naaman was an honorable man. The word honorable means he was a man worthy of everyone’s respect. This was said immediately after we were informed that Naaman was a soldier. So serving God and his country as a soldier was the reason given in the Bible that made Naaman worthy of honor.
Today let us recognize the truth that serving your country as a faithful soldier can be honorable in God’s sight. A soldier may also serve the living God by doing his duty.
We are citizens of a noble country and our soldiers, both past and present, are worthy of honor. And let it also be clear that God is involved with our soldiers no matter where they serve, so today we ask for His mercy on us, and our soldiers and sailors. God bless America!


  1. I published this article last spring, but wanted to post it again in honor of our veterans.

  2. Cody asks: "Just out of curiosity, are the people we are fighting against honorable as well, seeing as they are fighting for their Lord and country? Who is right in all this? Would it make a difference that they fight for an honorable death, where we fight for an honorable life? Please let me know your opinion.
    I always value your take on studying the Bible, more so than anyone else...."

    My Answer: And I can always trust you to ask insightful questions. In Deut. 25 God declared his disgust for a military force, the Amalekites, which attacked Israel from behind while they were traveling.Which means they massacred the Jewish civilians who were traveling slow because they were "feeble".
    The people we are fighting now are generally not soldiers, and are more similar to the Amalekites, since they purposefully and indiscriminately kill civilians. There is no honor in that... only dishonor. The allies, after the 2nd world war, justly tried, and hanged or imprisoned those soldiers (allied and axis) who were found guilty of engaging in such dishonorable carnage. We still do the same, even with our own soldiers, as one particular major at Fort Hood will soon find out.
    It has been consistently accepted, and ratified in treaties that our country is party too, that a soldier who lawfully fights for his country with honor deserves some level of respect even in times of war. I agree with that... Perhaps you might read my blog article entitled "Valor".



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